Rules and Procedures
Rules of Procedure Preface
The Arrowhead Model United Nations Association (AMUN) Rules of Procedure should be thoroughly mastered by each representative. These rules are a simplified blend of those applied by the "real" United Nations, certain conventional rules of parliamentary procedure, and special rules devised to promote the efficiency and to serve the convenience and the unique circumstances of an intercollegiate Model United Nations.
General Administrative Rules (GAR Rules)
The primary purpose of the General Administrative Rules shall be to facilitate the proceedings of AMUN by focusing debate and action upon the substantive issues under consideration. These rules shall not be utilized either to cause prolonged delay or to divert unduly the efforts of the several AMUN organs from concentration upon these substantive issues.
Rules of the General Assembly (G Rules)
The General Assembly Rules provide information about the opening and closing plenary sessions of AMUNC. This includes the opening policy statements during the opening session on Thursday evening, and the consideration of the final reports during the closing session on Sunday morning.
Rules of the Main Committees of the General Assembly (MCS Rules)
The Main Committees of the General Assembly Rules provide information about the basic rules and procedures that govern each of the three General Assembly Committees (not the Environment Committee, see below) throughout their sessions on Friday and Saturday. Each committee shall appoint a rapporteur to present a final report of the committee during the closing session on Sunday morning.
Rules of the Security Council (SC Rules)
The Security Council Rules provide information about the basic rules and procedures that govern the Security Council throughout its sessions on Friday and Saturday. The Security Council shall appoint a rapporteur to present a final report of its work during the closing session on Sunday morning.
For the Opening Ceremony and Policy Statements we have created a rubric to help in the evaluation process. These are the following elements that we ask advisors and chairs to keep in mind while evaluating the delegates who are presenting the policy statement for each of their respective countries:
Country Representation: Did the delegate accurately portray the positions and demeanor of their country?
Oral Presentation: The overall presentation of the speech was adequate for a collegiate-level Model UN conference? For example, the delegate made good eye contact, spoke at an appropriate speed, had well constructed thoughts, and so on.
Creativity: Was the speech engaging and appropriate for a collegiate-level Model UN conference?
Time: Was the speech within the designated time? This element includes a grace period for speeches that do not end before 2:45 and do not exceed 3:15, and in accordance with G rule 3. If the speech is within the time limit, 1 point will be awarded that delegate. Time will be officially kept by one of the student assistants assigned to help during the opening General Assembly. This point will be added at a later time when all of the rubrics have been collected.